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A jobs fair at the Bronx Public Library in New York City.

Wages and benefits see highest bump in six years

Jan 30, 2015
Pay, benefits costs grew at annual rate of 2.2 percent in 2014 – a telling trend.
Posted In: wages, benefits, employment
President Obama meets with four of the letter writers who will join the first lady and Vice President Biden's wife, Jill, for tonight's State of the Union address.

Forecasting Tuesday's State of the Union address

Jan 20, 2015
Obama has offered several previews in the weeks leading up to the speech.
Posted In: Taxes, employment, State of the Union
Potential applicants wait to enter a job fair in New York City.

A quasi-healthy job market for 2015

Jan 16, 2015
Some economists say the jobs being created now don't deliver enough economic punch.
Posted In: Job creation, employment
Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.

A year in jobs reports

Jan 9, 2015
As the numbers for December come in, we take a look back at 2014.
Posted In: jobs report, employment, unemployement

The state of manufacturing in the states

Dec 30, 2014
And the danger of heralding the return of manufacturing to the U.S.
Posted In: manufacturing, Industry, employment
The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border in Calexico, California.

What an influx of legal workers might mean

Nov 20, 2014
With a policy change, nearly 4 million undocumented immigrants could be authorized to work legally.
Posted In: illegal immigrants, immigrants, employment, Jobs

Economic recovery drives growth in low-paid jobs

Nov 11, 2014
...which is ultimately bad for overall wage growth.
Posted In: employment, low-wage workers, Jobs

The labor force participation rate is at a low point (updated)

Nov 7, 2014
While the unemployment rate has improved, other statistics tell a different story.
Posted In: Jobs, employment, bureau of labor statistics
Rows of Amazon employees send out packages in Germany during the holiday season. The retail giant announced seasonal hiring will increase 14 percent this year at its growing distribution centers.

Holiday hiring is a path to permanent jobs, for a few

Oct 16, 2014
Retailers are adding a lot of temps, but what's the long-term employment benefit?
Posted In: Amazon, seasonal hiring, employment, holiday workers

A push to hire the long-term unemployed

Oct 16, 2014
One company’s approach: Forget resumes. Turn to videos.
Posted In: employment, long-term unemployment, recession, economic recovery

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